Whole Earth Review No. 65 (Winter 1989). Robert Crumb.
Whole Earth Review No. 65 (Winter 1989)

Whole Earth Review No. 65 (Winter 1989)

Sausalito, CA: Point, 1989. First Edition. Softcover. This issue of the Whole Earth Review contains R. Crumb's famous comic story, "People... Ya Gotta Love 'Em." Along with this, though, are many other things that make this oddity quite interesting. It is quite vividly and vociferously period-specific. Aside from the hilariously late-80s early-90s clothing and the issue title of "THE GLOBAL TEENAGER," it contains an article on p. 112 titled "A Free Worldwide Computer Network;" we add to this an article in the "Learning" section of the magazine titled "How to Shit in the Woods" (an absolute must for The Global Teenager, obviously!). The magazine dates itself most eerily though in its section on "Soviet Rock 'n' Roll" and praising Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of Glasnost and Perestroika--this was the "Winter 1989 Issue" and the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989. There is no mention of The Berlin Wall here, and one can probably guess this was planned and printed only weeks before the Wall fell and the momentous series of events which culminated in the December 26, 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union were to take place. The magazine is filled with juvenile oddities such as those I've described above and other funny teenage takes that brush elbows with the history that surrounds them. In fine condition with slight shelf-wear to fine-edges; a since-flattened bump-crease at bottom right-hand corner of front cover; minute bump to spine near topmost fine-edge. Fine. [Item #4242]

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